NASA is looking for candidates who wish to join as crew members for one-year simulation missions slated to launch in the fall of 2022, according to a statement posted on the NASA website.
It was shared that the series of missions, called “Crew Health and Performance Reconnaissance Analogue,” includes 3 Mars surface simulations for a year, while the simulations will take place at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
With simulations, it aims to support research by developing technology to prevent and solve possible problems in future manned space missions to the Moon and Mars.
“The simulations will help us understand and deal with the physical and mental challenges that astronauts will face before embarking on a space mission,” said Grace Douglas, NASA scientist for advanced food technology research. noted.
NASA is looking for candidates between the ages of 30 and 55, English speaking, healthy, US citizens or permanent residents to participate in the simulations.
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It was shared that the crew selection will be made according to standard NASA criteria from among the selected candidates.